Cargo ship snaps in two off Japan’s coast, 21 crew members rescued – CBS News

A fuel leak from the ship has spread around 15 miles, but the extent of any environmental impact was unclear.

A cargo ship ran aground and broke into two off northern Japan, the coast guard said Thursday, with the crew of the Panama-flagged vessel taken to safety. Aerial images showed the separated stern of the Crimson Polaris tipped upwards and the other part of the stricken boat listing into the sea.

A fuel leak from the ship has spread around 15 miles, a coastguard spokesman told AFP, but the extent of any environmental impact was unclear.

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